The Art of Édouard Manet

A brilliant Parisian artist and forefather of the Impressionists

Christopher P Jones
May 2, 2019 · 7 min read
Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets (1872), by Édouard Manet. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. Public domain. Source

There are some artists whose work sits easily in the imagination. Claude Monet is one, with his ‘series’ paintings — haystacks, poplars and lily ponds at Giverny. Then there are artists whose body of work is less easy to pin down.